Officers in Ferndown are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a spate of criminal damage to a number of vehicles in the West Parley area.
The incidents happened overnight between Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October 2015 along Wollaton Road, Henchard Close and Fitzpain Road.
A total of 12 vehicles were damaged, with words being scratched into the bodywork by an unknown object.
Police Sergeant Michelle Ford, of Ferndown police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious at the time in the relevant areas to contact me.
“Anyone else who may have discovered damage to their cars in the vicinity should also contact police.
“Witnesses and anyone with information can contact me, in confidence, on 101.”